Written January 29, 2015
I've seen every Bond film made starting with Dr. No in 1962 and I think this movie, Skyfall, is the best Bond film ever. There are the usual things you expect to see in a Bond movie, women, clichés and action scenes, but the best part of this film is the excellent way they tied the old Bond films into the new and laid the groundwork for the next 23 Bond movies to be just as successful. Whether you've been to every Bond film made like me or this is your first you won't be disappointed.
Written March 27, 2015
As a huge Bond fan, I was worried that Skyfall may not lived to my higher expectations. Well I'm proud to say that I was wrong because it was certainly entertaining as I expected to see in a Bond film. The cast led by Craig and Bardem were sensational and Sam Mendes did a tremendous job of directing the film especially the beautiful shots of the exotic locales shown in the film. If you haven't seen Skyfall yet, what are you waiting for and GO SEE SKYFALL RIGHT THIS MOMENT!!!!
Written October 21, 2014
From start to finish, the action never stops in this latest Bond thriller. Daniel Craig is THE Bond of our time with a performance that is honest, gritty and entirely believable. Despite my dismay at having a gay villain (too many people already believe gays are evil and this won't help) Javier Badem's portrayal of a twisted former agent gone crazy after being 'given up' to be tortured for months as a political pawn is chilling and heart wrenching all at once. Keeping with tradition, Bond travels to several exotic locales leaving me with an overwhelming desire to book passage to Shang Hai asap. With lots of nods to the original Bond films from the 60's, this film has something for fans of all ages.
Written December 20, 2014
Skyfall strips the James Bond franchise down to it's essentials, with affectionate nods to past adventures along the way (the Walther PPK, the Aston Martin, Q and Moneypenny). But rather than simply wallow in nostalgia, the movie also reshapes Bond to truly fit the modern age; something Casino Royale began, but more in set dressing (the use of cellphones and computers) than actual story line. Gone are over the top supervillains with outlandish fortresses in space or stroking their cats in hallowed out volcanoes. Today's threats are more internal and tenacious (a rogue agent who seeks revenge through cyberterrorism and is not hellbent on ruling the world so much as turning it upside down). A recently injured Bond also must rediscover essential truths about himself in order to regain full confidence. It's also one hell of a ride, too! This may very well be the most personal Bond movie; but it's not a soap opera by any means. One of the best Bonds in years.
Written April 28, 2015
Skyfall is a terrific movie. Daniel Craig continues to shine as the best Bond since Connery, in my opinion. Dame Judy is wonderful, as she always is, as M. Javier Bardem makes for a convincing and foppish but not cartoonish villain. The Craig movies have shown us Bond is not just a spy but a man with issues and vulnerabilities and a personal story we have rarely seen. No spoliers here but be prepared for some surprises. Everything old is new again.